Big Red Run 2016 Race Summary on RUNULTRA

“A down jacket protected me from the cold wind and the low temperatures, amongst the dunes of the Simpson Desert, the sky was not dark, it was black. A lack of light pollution, a lack of people, I was remote … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – The Interviews, Part Three

Niandi Carmont brings us her final two interviews from the 2016 Big Red Run, Alistair Nicol: A Lease on Life and The Tansley Tandem: Carlie and Jade Tansely. Alistair NICOL: A Second Lease on Life “To have your childhood dream realized … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – The Interviews, Part Two (The Winners)

Niandi Carmont catches with Elisabet Barnes and Jamie Hildage on the finish line of the 2016 Big Red Run. Swedish multi-stage expert Elisabet BARNES claims victory at this year’s edition of the Big Red Run, 1st overall and first female. … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – Stage 5 Marathon 1 “Mohan Marathon” Marathon 2 “Roseberth Marathon” – 84.39km

Elisabet Barnes nailed it today, no question, no doubts, she showed the boys how to run a multi-stage race and she also showed them how to pace and judge an 84km stage. Elisabet is the Queen of the Simpson Desert. … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – Stage 4 ‘Sprigg Sprint’ 31km (revised route)

Day 3 of the Big Red Run unfortunately had no racing due to freak weather conditions during night 1 and throughout the day on race day 2. It left the Simpson Desert a mud bath of sticky clay. However, the … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – The Interviews, Part One

Niandi Carmont has joined me at Big Red Run (pictured above), she was originally going to run the main event but a foot fracture after The Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica relegated her to the sidelines and recovery. However, injury … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – Stage 3 ‘Arpilindika Marathon’ – 42.195km (Cancelled)

‘Arpilindika Marathon’ – 42.195km – cancelled Adversity brings out the best in people, it’s the ‘Dunkirk’ spirit where everyone rallies around to make individual hardships a group hardship and with a little commitment, dedication and tenacity, woes and problems are … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – Stage 2 ‘Adria Downs Marathon’ – 42.195km

Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood… follow me follow, down to the hollow and let us wallow in mud glorious mud! Oh yes, the 2016 Big Red Run had mud and then some today. … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – Stage 1 ‘Birdsville Marathon’ – 42.195km

The 2016 Big Red Run got underway today, Saturday June 25th from the ‘Outback’ town of Birdsville on the edge of the Simpson Desert. Located in the ‘Northern Territory,’ the Simpson Desert is a large area of red sand and … Continue reading

Big Red Run 2016 – Birdsville or Bust!

It feels like I have been travelling for 6-days. The reality is, I have, sort of… I left South Africa on the 19th June, arrived in the UK on the 20th. Had an overnight stop in London and then departed … Continue reading